Digital tools for Design, Manufacture and Knowledge Capture – Professor Jim Ritchie to talk at Industry Day 26th February 2013

Jim Ritchie will be speaking at our Industry Day event on the “Sustainable Development: Infrastructure Challenges and Solutions” in session on Materials and Design technology.

Heriot-Watt’s Annual Industry Day takes place on the 26th February 2012. To register please click on

Professor Jim Ritchie is the Head of Institute (Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering) at Heriot-Watt University.

Jim Ritchie Head of Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering

Jim Ritchie Head of Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering

His research outputs have included digital tools for design and manufacture, including VR applications and logistics. The work exploits advanced digital techniques for improving the effectiveness of product engineering, for example in the use of knowledge engineering for product knowledge and information capture and reuse and the application of digital tools to design, manufacturing process simulation and planning.

He is a Chartered Engineer with substantial industrial and engineering management experience in both design and manufacture. He has also been involved extensively in TEMPUS, EU, EPSRC and KTP projects.

Other areas of research involvement have included capability maturity modelling of the engineering design process, quality methods in the food industry, laser cutting, austenitic manganese steel machining, transport management and rapid prototyping.

He has over 140 journal and conference publications, has presented the results of the IMRC’s work at a many international institutions and conferences and is regularly invited onto Scientific Committees associated with virtual reality applications in engineering.

His current areas of research interest include:
• Design/manufacture
• Virtual manufacturing
• Digital engineering
• Engineering knowledge capture
• Serious games for engineering.

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